Stunning video shows pianist playing Darude’s Sandstorm overlooking Loch Ness


A STUNNING video captured the moment a musician played Robert Miles Children on his piano whilst overlooking Loch Ness.

The amazing clip captured James Tofalli performing the classic club hit last night as he stopped off at the beauty spot while travelling from John O’Groats to Lands End.

The footage shows the pianist sitting at his yellow piano on Dores Beach while Loch Ness is just metres in front.

The 29-year-old played the well-known tune before changing it up and performing Dancing in the Moonlight.

The picturesque loch and beautiful sunset provided the perfect backdrop for the stunning renditions of the popular tunes.

As he plays, the camera pans across the outstanding views before a crowd can be heard cheering at the end of the performance.

Self-taught musician James Tofalli made the stop off during a fundraising expedition to raise money and awareness for autism and mental health charities.

James, from Kent, started at John O’Groats and has travelled down the west coast, stopping at Ullapool, Durness and Inverness so far. 

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James Tofalli embarking on his campaign.                                                                                (c) GoFundMe

Speaking today James said: “Three weeks ago the first piano fell off the back of the truck and smashed to pieces so we had to get a replacement from our sponsors down in Bath. 

“I decided to go back and start again from Inverness because the support there was outstanding. 

“The journey has been quite literally up and down so far. I have seen some amazing places and met some amazing people. 

“Later in the week there is a cruise that goes across Loch Ness and we have been told we can come aboard and give the visitors a special performance. Then we will be moving on to Fort William.” 

Spectator Derek Mcewan shared a video of the performance on Facebook last night (MON), writing: “I have been to a lot of gigs in my life but I think I’ve just witnessed the most fulfilling one.
“This just made my summer. One guy, one piano and one simply stunning loch.

“Never change Scotland.” 

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James and his yellow piano at the stunning spot.                                                            (c) Derek Mcewan

The stunning scenes have been viewed over 12,000 times with 400 likes and hundreds of comments from Scots who have been left in awe.

Amanda McMahon said: “Omg perfection right there.” 

Kirstin A Cruickshank said: “Amazing playing and stunning view, will listen and look out for you James.” 

Jim Duff added: “Auld Nessie must be on date night, the auld romantic.” 

James’ fundraiser currently sits at just over £2,000 out of the £250,000 goal.

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